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>> the cbs evening news is next and we will see you at 6:00. captio >> duthiers: a monster wildfire in western canada threatens to double in size. families who have had to evacuate their homes are forced to move again. also tonight, voters in london make history, electing a muslim mayor. >> reamt that i could be standing here. >> you look at hillary clinton, you look at the people that are putting up the money, folks. >> duthiers: donald trump sharpens his attacks on hillary clinton while trying to make peace with his own party. and, at howard university's hoaduation, president obama weighs in on poverty and race. >> be confident in your heritage. be confident in your blackness. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs weekend news." >> reporter: welcome to the "cbs weekend news." i'm vladimir duthiers. this is a western edition of our broadcast. a tremendous wildfire in alberta
canada now covers more than 385,000 acres. it is expected to grow substantially, perhaps double in size by sunday morning. nearly 90,000 people have been evacuated from the city of fort mcmurray. thousands who fled north are now being moved south as firefighters try to knock down giant walls of flames. ben tracy is in alberta. >> reporter: there are times ouen you can't tell if it's a fire or a volcano that just erupted. sant stacks of smoke and flames reach for the sky, tearing through the drought-ravaged canadian forest. alberta wildfire manager chad morrison: >> we still expect this fire to more than double in size because of the high temperatures, strong winds and low humidities. the good news is, it still t ntinues to move away from the community and oil sands facilities in the northeast. >> reporter: with no significant rain in the forecast, this fire is nearly impossible to contain. fire captain adam bugden has been on the front lines: >> met more heroes in this experience than i have ever thought existed.
>> reporter: the winds are now blowing the fire away from some of the towns that were in its path-- that could save what is left of fort mcmurray. much of it looks like a bomb went off. police say they discovered a family of five who had not evacuated, and were thankfully not injured. one homeowner who monitors his security cameras on his iphone watched as flames devour heerything in his living room in less than two minutes. >> the town itself is a ghost town. >> reporter: brian jean represents fort mcmurray in the canadian assembly. his house was burned to the ground earlier this week. and he says residents will not be returning home any time soon. >> services such as water, gas and electricity, in some parts ci town, it doesn't exist; in other parts, the pipes have collapsed, so it will take some crews some period of time to get things under control. e> reporter: tens of thousands of people who fled fort mcmurray when fire ravaged the town are now filling evacuation centers throughout alberta.
>> we're just hoping we're going to have something to go back to. >> reporter: sadie siren came here with her two daughters and granddaughter nora. what have the last couple of days been like? >> it's been good because we're all together. but stressful because there's so many of us there. >> reporter: now more than 2,000 people have already registered here at this evacuation center, and many more are on their way. that's because the 25,000 people that fled north of fort mcmurray are now heading south. the question so many of these people have is, when will they be able to go home and what will they be going home to? vlad? >> duthiers: ben tracy in alberta. ben, thanks. the city of london made history onday, swearing in its first muslim mayor. vinathan vigliotti is there. >> my name is sadiq khan, and i'm the mayor of london. >> reporter: 45-year-old sadiq khan was officially sworn in llis morning, signing the orclaration of acceptance before a crowd of supporters. in his acceptance speech late last night, the former human
rights lawyer and labour candidate promised to be a mayor for all londoners. >> and i'm so proud that london has today chosen hope over fear, and unity over division. >> reporter: khan had to overcome fear campaigns launched by his opponent. conservative candidate zack goldsmith, a billionaire's son, once attacked khan's former navocacy work for criminal defendants, saying he gave a platform to extremists. khan has called the claim lnfounded and racist. ou thank you for your vote. >> reporter: in the end, khan took home 57% of the vote to become the most powerful muslim in european politics. it's an unlikely path from a humble upbringing. khan grew up in public housing. his father was a bus driver from pakistan. >> i never dreamt that i could be standing here as the mayor of london. i am only here today because of see opportunities and helping hand that our city gave to me
and my family. >> reporter: in his mayoral campaign, he promised to provide more affordable housing and transport, to push for higher wages and to unite the city's diverse communities. khan's first day on the job is tomorrow. vlad, he succeeds boris johnson, a conservative who has been mayor since 2008. >> duthiers: and jonathan, what has the reaction in london been so far? >> reporter: overall there has been a lot of support. in the end he got more than 1.3 million votes, that's more than any other mayoral candidate in london's history. >> duthiers: jonathan vigliotti, thank you very much. well, nearly eight years after the u.s. made history by electing barack obama as the nation's first african-american president, he stressed to new graduates at howard university that more work needs to be done to improve race relations in the u.s. demarco morgan has more. >> reporter: as his presidency nears its end, barack obama made himself right at home at howard university. >> h.u.!
>> reporter: telling the more than 2,000 graduates, times have e anged. >> let me say something that may be controversial and that is this: america is a better place today than it was when i graduated from college. i graduated in 1983. >> reporter: he also dug deep into race relations. >> the overall unemployment rate is 5%, but the black unemployment rate is almost 9%. but we've still got a gender gap when a black woman working full time still earns just 66% of what a white man gets paid. we've got a justice gap. gack men are about six times likelier to be in prison right now than white men. >> reporter: the first african- american president has been forced to walk a fine line on race. today, he told the graduates to embrace their roots. em be confident in your heritage. be confident in your blackness. >> reporter: the most poignant moment came when the president singled out student ciearra
jefferson for her against-long- odds journey to graduation day. >> ciearra grew up in detroit and was raised by a poor single p m who worked seven days a week in an auto plant. and for a time her family found themselves without a place to call home. and today, like many of you, ciearra is the first in her family to graduate from college. and people like ciearra are why i remain optimistic about america. >> reporter: whether his message was about race or the economy, president obama offered himself up to the class of 2016 as an asample of how bright their future can be. >> and when your journey seems too hard, and when you run into a chorus of cynics who tell you that you are being foolish to keep believing, you might say to yourself a little phrase that i found handy these last eight years: "yes, we can." >> reporter: demarco morgan, cbs news, new york. >> duthiers: donald trump is campaigning in the pacific northwest this weekend,
targeting hillary clinton in every speech in anticipation of a november matchup. he's also facing criticism from members of his own party. here's julianna goldman. >> guess what, folks? i haven't started on crooked hillary yet. >> reporter: with a general election matchup against hillary clinton taking shape, donald trump's latest attacks are only one beginning. >> nobody in this country, and maybe in the history of the country, politically, was worse than bill clinton with women. he was a disaster. i mean, have you ever read what hillary clinton did to the women that bill clinton had affairs with? j reporter: but he's not just raghting democrats. as more republicans, from jeb bush to senator lindsay graham, say they won't support their party's presumptive nominee, trump is firing back. >> i took these people out. and you know, jeb bush, as an example... this guy, lindsay graham, he knows less about the military than my ten-year-old son, barron.
>> reporter: the billionaire businessman has been more restrained when it comes to speaker paul ryan, who earlier this week said he wasn't ready to support trump. >> i didn't get paul ryan. i don't know what happened. i don't know. >> reporter: though trump did have a warning yesterday in oregon for republican leaders hoping his meeting next week with ryan will help unify the party. >> if somebody doesn't want to endorse, i don't want their endorsement. the only important thing is the unification of the people. because the other people don't mean anything. >> reporter: and their "presumptive" nominee, otherwise called their presumptuous nominee... >> reporter: meanwhile, hillary clinton's campaign sees the iarty discord as an opportunity to bring anti-trump republicans i-to her camp. >> this election is a make-or- break election in so many ways. >> reporter: former vice enesident dick cheney is among some of the establishment icpublicans supporting trump.
hunger strike for more than two weeks, were taken to the hospital after receiving a phone call from the mayor telling them he would not meet their demands. at least one of those protesters told reporters he had already lost 15 pounds. now supporters say those five protesters are vowing to continue their hunger strike in the hospital, even if they have to refuse feeding tubes. vlad? >> duthiers: carter evans, thank >>u. notorious drug lord juaquin "el chapo" guzman has a new home. he was taken by airplane to a ewcility in ciudad juarez near the u.s. border. guzman had twice escaped prison and was recaptured in january. he is currently facing extradition to the united states on a wide range of charges. some rough weather is hitting the western half of the country today. thvere thunderstorms are expected across the central and southern plains. parts of kansas and oklahoma are at risk for tornadoes. friday, california was in the cross hairs. parts of ontario were flooded. no one was hurt.
despite that rain, a new drought report says 90% of california is still experiencing moderate to exceptional drought. but for the first time in more than three years, a small portion of the state, just 10%, is now drought-free. north carolina legislators are facing a federal deadline regarding the state's controversial bathroom bill. the u.s. department of justice says the law violates the civil rights of transgender people and they're asking state leaders to do something about it by monday. marlie hall is following this. >> reporter: vlad, it is a controversial issue that has sparked protests, lawsuits and most recently, federal disapproval. the department of justice says forcing transgender people to ree public restrooms that correspond with their birth sex violates the civil rights act. north carolina governor pat a crory addressed other republicans at the state's renvention today and supported the measure. >> common sense privacy laws in our restrooms or locker rooms and our shower facilities in our government buildings and our universities and our schools.
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die, and you are just, you're like, "no, no, no." >> duthiers: when we first met him two days after the attacks, he told us it was his two daughters that gave him the strength to survive. >> i'm thinking, i got to make it i got to make it, i got to see my daughters again. i got to see my girls. >> duthiers: where are you going now? >> to the hospital. >> duthiers: 41 days later, he finally got his wish. >> hi, dad. >> okay, come here you. >> duthiers: he, his wife sarah and their two kids were together again. >> i didn't want them to grow up without a dad, you know. everything worked out. everything worked out for the ost. r am keeping my legs. i'm alive.
and my two little girls just walked into the room. so, everything's going to be all right. >> girls, come here. i haven't had enough hugs. hugduthiers: seven-year-old cecilia and four-year-old vanessa quickly made themselves at home, climbing on their dad and coloring his cast. >> done. >> done! >> duthiers: they had skyped eith their father from their home in michigan. but sunday marked the first time the girls saw him in person. >> i think kids need to touch, to see the actual cast, to touch it, you know. they see that their dad is getting better. >> duthiers: in the month since the bombs left bellin broken and bleeding on the airport floor, he's undergone five surgeries and his recovery is progressing well. but reflecting on what happened is still difficult. >> life is just, you know, its on threads. ( sighs )
you need a lot of luck in these nituations. >> duthiers: luck, and his family by his side. >> when you get out of something like this alive, you feel pretty confident. you feel pretty confident that you can overcome anything. because, if you can beat this, you can beat anything. >> duthiers: he told me, after the attacks, all he thought about was his daughters growing up without a father. he survived and it's so great to see him with the girls. that is the cbs weekend news for this saturday. the news continues now on our 24 hour digital network, cbsn at cbsnews.com. more later on your local late night news and tomorrow on cbs sunday morning. i'm vladimir duthiers in new york. for all of us at cbs news, thanks for joining us, and good night. captioning sponsored by cbs captioned by media access group at wgbh access.wgbh.org
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year-old angela zamora -- angelo mazor it. -- she was found stabbed to death and neighbors and friends tell her that angela -- angelo was her great-nephew living with her on and off but police have yet to come from the relationship between angelo and marla. one person that was with her the night she was killed or the night before she was killed, i asked what her great-nephew was like. >> i had a good feeling about him. is very quiet and unassuming. i think he's a good kid. >> she was a prominent defense attorney and worked there for 30 years. she was known for defending edwin ramos in a case of mistaken identity. now memorial in front of her house is continuing to grow. people have been stopping by her house leaving flowers and cards.